Eleven-year-old boy with autism qualifies for Hickstead

Any 11-year-old boy who loves ponies might fantasise about riding at the Royal International at Hickstead, and for any child to qualify is an achievement. But for Leo Selcon-Park, who qualified in his British Skewbald and Piebald Association section at Keysoe, it is even more special. Leo has autism and struggles with day-to-day tasks as […]

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Hans Peter Minderhoud takes the Dressage World Cup crown

Dutch rider Hans Peter Minderhoud achieved the dream of a lifetime when he won the Reem Acra FEI Dressage World Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Monday, March 28. The European team-gold and individual-bronze medallist put in an excellent performance aboard Glock’s Flirt to score 82.357 in the freestyle and claim the title. He edged out […]

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The world’s top 10 horse breeds

Horses are as different as they get. The world counts more than 350 horse and pony breeds, ranging from strong, sturdy Clydesdale to  graceful, slender Thoroughbreds, and picking a favourite is very much a personal choice. Here are my top ten horse breeds: Arabian A lot of people dislike Arabs, but I think they dislike the way they are shown, […]

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Looking back at Cheltenham

It’s a glorious afternoon here in Harrow and as I write I cast my mind back to the moment — exactly a week ago today — that Altior lowered the colours of Min in the Supreme Novices to kickstart a week of unrivalled emotion at Cheltenham. There were no shortage of sensational stories — from […]

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